lactate


lactate

verb (used without object), lac·tat·ed, lac·tat·ing.

  1. to produce milk.

noun Chemistry.

  1. an ester or salt of lactic acid.

noun

  1. an ester or salt of lactic acid

verb

  1. (intr) (of mammals) to produce or secrete milk

v.“secrete milk from the breasts,” 1889, probably a back-formation from lactation. Related: Lactated; lactating. n.1794, from stem of lactic + -ate (1).

  1. A salt or ester of lactic acid. Lactate is a product of fermentation and is produced during cellular respiration as glucose is broken down.

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